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Hillary Theyer  :  City Librarian   :  tel 310.618.5959   :  fax 310.618.5952
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The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library will be open most Sundays during the school year from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. begining September 13, 2015. For a complete list of open Sundays, click here.  

Friends of the Library
Want to know more about the Friends of the Library? Here's an opportunity to meet some of the friendliest Friends we know! Reporter Hope Witkowsky has done an excellent job profiling them in this episode of Senior Scene. Senior Scene is produced by Torrance CitiCABLE and is on daily at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends, click here. If you would like to volunteer with the Friends, click here. The Library would like to give the Friends a big thank you for all they do for the Library and our patrons!

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Would you like a quick and easy reminder three days before your items are due? Sign up for the Library's Email Notification System! Simply stop by the Circulation Desk at any Torrance Public Library, call (310) 618-5969 during Library hours, or click here! Sign up for our newsletter to receive a monthly calendar of events and updates from the Library.

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Check out popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks for adults, children, and teens on your mobile device. Read them from your PC, phone, or tablet. The Magic Wall, an interactive display of eBook titles in the library's digital collection, provides a great way to discover new books.

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Our App allows you to find books, movies, and music wherever you are. It also allows you to manage your account and renew materials. Additional features include BookLook (use your device to scan and search for books in our catalog), events calendar, historic walking tour, and ebooks.

  • The Torrance Public Library Commission will meet next on Monday, June 8, 2015, 7:00 PM at El Retiro Library, 126 Vista del Parque, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Hours: Civic Center Library: 10am - 9pm (Mon-Thurs), 10am - 6pm (Fri), 10am - 5:30pm (Sat), 1pm-5pm selected Sundays. Address: 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503. 310-618-5959